Massive wildfires in Siberia fueled by record heat | DW News

published on July 20, 2020

Firefighters in siberia are battling massive wildfires which have been burning for weeks and are now beginning to threaten major cities in the region of yakutia the blazes have been fueled for months by extreme heat

Which scientists say is a result of climate change russian officials are using aircraft to fight fires currently burning across an area of some 120 square kilometers

On the ground the situation is said to be improving but it's far from under control as for today the wildfire situation remains difficult and we have an emergency situation in

The region as of this morning there were 40 active forest fires officials have also called in hundreds of explosive experts to make fire breaks creating gaps in the trees and

Undergrowth should contain the fires officials are worried that the flames could reach nearby cities people in the regional capital yakutsk have for days been doing their best to

Deal with living in a city shrouded in thick smoke there's an unpleasant scratchy feeling in the throat but what can we do it's hard to breathe especially with a mask and the weather's hot

The weather is certainly a factor with daytime temperatures of up to 35 degrees celsius unusually hot for the northern russian region

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